There are things we can do to receive blessings from God, but sometimes waiting is the right move.
It was the end of 2012, and I was in high school. The thing everyone kept talking about was the end of the world AKA the end of the Mayan calendar. “This calendar is one of the most accurate,” people kept saying. “Since it’s ending, maybe the world will too.” Admittedly, this perspective was likely […]
I consider December one of the busiest months of the year. There are so many things to do, gifts to buy, parties to attend, chores to finish, and so on – all with the end of the year looming over our heads. Because there are so many distractions at this time of year, focusing on […]
Do you ever look around at other people and think, “I’m not good enough. I’m not good enough at that skill, at that calling. I shouldn’t even try.” It’s a sad thing, but most of us have had that kind of thought at least once in our lives. And this can be especially hard in […]
There’s a common admonition in the scriptures that I find interesting – the need to remember. It’s such a simple thing to do that I think we forget to do it a lot of the time. At least, I do. I get so caught up in the day-to-day stuff that I don’t pause to think […]
I stood on the beach and watched the waves crash, enjoying the sound and the breeze. I’d just finished the first stretch of a hike with my family, and between the heat and the humidity, it was a relief to feel the waves on my toes. Looking down the beach, I saw a wave hit […]
It was a dark and stormy night… Sorry, I know it’s cliche, but it actually was. The little ship had set out before the storm or nighttime hit, and now everyone aboard cowered as the storm fought brutally with the sea around them, probably wishing they had never left dry land. Well, not everyone cowered. […]